Making Maps to Review India’s Geography
On December 26, 2012, I am traveling to India with my teenage daughter and others from her high school on a mission trip to Falakata, India, located in West Bengal. While there we will build two churches and serve the people. We can hardly wait!
|Both of my daughters went on the high school’s last mission trip to build a church in Mexico.|
Since India comes up in the sixth grade history curriculum later in the year, I thought it would only make sense to move it up and tie my trip into a unit on India for my students. So far we’ve had several lessons on the geography and early people of the country. We were also blessed to have a great guest presenter who lived in India as a missionary for nine years and was able to share with us a lot about the culture. The students were very interested.
After this exercise students have a much easier time identifying the location of the Himalayas, Arabian Sea and other landmarks of India. Here’s how their masterpieces have progressed so far.